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OWLNext is a modern update and extension of Borland's Object Windows Library for writing GUI applications in standard C++ on Microsoft Windows.

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OWLNext is based on the Object Windows Library (OWL) which is copyrighted software owned by Embarcadero Technologies. See Prerequisites in our installation guide for more information on how to obtain an OWL license. OWLNext consists of modifications and additions (collectively called patches) to the original OWL source code. These patches are the property of the respective contributors to OWLNext and are licensed for general use in accordance with the OSI Approved zlib/libpng License. Note that this license applies to the patches only. The full OWLNext source code (the patched software) is further restricted by the OWL license; refer to your OWL license for details. See "OWLNext License.txt" on the trunk for the latest formal license text.

If you use OWLNext in your work, please make a donation. Thanks!



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Discussion: User Guide: Upgrade to OWLNext with ease (documentation, tips, FAQ, etc.)
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Discussion: OwlMaker for RAS Studio XE8
Discussion: Help with OWL Help
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